Nueces County Jail – Corpus Christi, TX

Nueces County Jail is located in Nueces County, Texas and is the primary jail for the area. Know somebody at Nueces County Jail? This guide tells you all about anything a person needs to know about Nueces County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Nueces County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask them, and also any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Nueces County Jail
901 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 361-887-2300
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Nueces County Jail you will need to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Nueces County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information for anybody processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our guide to other Texas jails: List of all county jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Nueces County Jail inmates can be found on the Nueces County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Nueces County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Nueces County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, a bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Nueces County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to be released. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Nueces County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is really easy if you have the money. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Nueces County Jail

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you share any tips that could help other people that get arrested get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes between 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get released. It also might depend on if you have a cash bond or if the judge has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring approved items when you go, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log for the inmate. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Nueces County Jail phone number is: 361-887-2300

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Nueces County Jail:

Nueces County Jail
901 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Nueces County Jail
901 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401


The mail policy at Nueces County Jail is always changing, so visit the official Nueces County Jail site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you through the legal system in Nueces County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the Texas State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Nueces County court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records relating to your case are kept and available to you at Nueces County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates do several different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind you are able to request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information online, but remember that you won’t find the exact address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not discover if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Nueces County,the Nueces County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Nueces County jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Nueces County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Nueces County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to inmates is likely to change, so review the official Nueces County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Nueces County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Nueces County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Nueces County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at Nueces County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Nueces County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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